The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continued to climb on Sunday in the state of Georgia as a whole and in the 10-county Northeast Health District.
The state added 892 new cases of COVID-19, and the 10-county Northeast Health District added 14.
In fact, the seven-day rolling average of added cases in the state was at its highest point ever on Sunday, with an average of 1,002.9 cases added each day. That figure had been 1,001.1 on Saturday.
For the 10-County Northeast Health District, the seven-day rolling average increased to 22.9 cases per day, up from 20.7 on Saturday.
All but two of the counties in the District added at least one case. Oconee County added a single case, and Clarke County added five cases.
The Department of Public Health Daily Status Report listed only one new death attributed to COVID-19 on Sunday, but it also eliminated three cases from its archive of deaths attributed to the disease, so the actual number of added cases was four.
The number of deaths listed for the Northeast Health District–102–was unchanged from the Saturday report.
Two Reports Released
The Department of Public Health released two versions of the Daily Status Report on Sunday, but the first one contained exactly the same data as the one issued on Saturday.
Three hours later, at 5:47 p.m., the Department issued an updated report, but it offered no apology for the error or even explanation for the second report.
About an hour later the Department of Public Health added this line to the reissued Daily Status Report:
“Daily Status Report was delayed due to file processing issues, but the updated data reflect the correct update as of 6/21/2020 3:00pm.”
Neither the Georgia Emergency Management Agency nor the Department of Community Health released an updated report on Sunday.
The four charts below draw from the Daily Status Report of the Department of Public Health and are updated for 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Charts 1 and 2 show data extracted for the Daily Status Report for the 10-county Northeast Health District.
Charts 3 and 4 are for the entire state of Georgia.
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